Meditation for Modern Life

Are you interested in meditation but worried you won’t be able to do it? Have you tried to meditate but couldn’t stop thinking? Did you download an app and then never use it?

Do you just want to feel better?
You’re in the right place.

About Us

We’re Jillian Lavender and Michael Miller, founders of London Meditation Centre. We can teach you Vedic Meditation in a way that fits with your busy life.

We’re experienced (we’ve been meditating for decades and have taught thousands of people). Our approach is practical (you’re not going to get lots of ooby-gooby). We live normal lives (we’re parents and we’ve worked real jobs.)

More about us

 

How to Learn

Step 1

Come along to a Free
Introductory Talk

 An hour-long session.
What we teach. Why it works.
(You won’t be bored.)

Step 2

join a basic
meditation course

Four sessions over four days.
You’re meditating the very first day.
Changes happen straight away.

Corporate Programmes

We offer seminars on stress, creativity and wellness.
We also teach meditation courses for teams and private courses for executives.

 

Contact Us

More productive and less anxious

“Overall, I am more productive in both my home and work life. I feel more in control rather than constantly worried.”

—Peter, President of Global Sales

Stress levels down

“I feel noticeably calmer and have more focus. I’ve told all my friends about meditation and will continue to do so.”

—Tina, Project Manager

Authentic and expert teachers

Jillian and Michael both have a warm, genuine humility and an unwavering authenticity, combined with their expertise and mastery of this beautiful practice.

—Lee, Headteacher

Immediate results

“Meditation worked immediately for me, after the 4-day course I felt already less anxious.”

—Pauline, Finance Assistant

No more insomnia

“My insomnia is cured: I sleep well and I feel calmer and happier than before.”

—James, Novelist and Academic

Meditation changed my life

“I have no doubt I would be on anti-depressants and spending a fortune on therapy had I not discovered this technique.”

—Joanna, Advertising

Great teachers

“I thought Jillian and Michael were both brilliant. Approachable, welcoming, passionate and down-to-earth.”

—Katia, Former CEO and mother of two

Ongoing support

“The group sessions are a fantastic way to keep inspired and to meet others who have discovered the wonders of daily meditation.”

—Martin, Company Director

Better than an app

“This has been so much more interesting than listening to Headspace or similar audio apps. I can’t recommend these guys highly enough!”

—Eugene, Student

For Meditators

Once you’ve learned Vedic Meditation you get free ongoing support. And there are lots of ways to stay plugged in and learn more advanced knowledge.

Join @jillianlavender this Sunday for a special knowledge talk on the mechanics of change, hosted by our good friend and colleague, New York based Vedic Meditation teacher Robbie Hammond @thehighlineguy

Jillian will be in conversation with our colleagues @LightWatkins and @JeffKobermeditation. Together they'll discuss the ways in which the Vedic Worldview looks at life through the lens of the three operators of nature: creation, maintenance and destruction. 

If you’re not on our mailing list and haven’t received a link to join, reach out to Robbie @thehighlineguy

#VedicMeditation #knowledgetalk #change #meditationteacher
#weekendlistening - a new podcast episode with @jillianlavender is out now.

Join Jillian talking all things meditation, lockdown and parenting with wellness coach Kim Barnard @a_mothers_space 

A great one to share with your non-meditating friends and loved ones interested in hearing more about meditation!
 
Link in bio to listen 

#vedicmeditation #memeditating
Join us tonight from wherever you are for our weekly online Group Meditation at 6pm.

These sessions are open to all who have learned Vedic Meditation or TM ~ we’ve emailed students the link to join.

Don’t forget to tag us and show us where you’re meditating this evening! #MeMeditating
Join us on Saturday 11 July for the next in our #ConsciousConversations series ~ Racial Justice & Meditation.

This episode will discuss the lack of diversity in our community, and in the wellness industry generally. We'll examine how structural racism creates barriers to social justice, and challenge ourselves to look at how we can transform the world for the better.

We'll be joined by two of our colleagues, Faviana Campbell and @LightWatkins. Faviana is a Brooklyn-based Vedic Meditation teacher and community builder. Light is Vedic Meditation teacher, speaker and author.

The 90 minute webinar will include a live Q&A. Proceeds will go to the Equal Justice Initiative @eji_org, working to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality in the US; and the WIN organisation @winnyc_org, providing family shelter and supportive housing in New York City.

OPEN TO ALL ~ please spread the word to meditators and non-meditators alike. Link in bio.

#racialjustice #vedicmeditation #meditationteacher #antiracism #antiracismresources #wellnessindustry #diversity #socialjustice
Please join Jillian and Michael for our weekly online Group Meditation at 6pm today.

If you’re unable to join us live, you can access the recordings afterwards (we've emailed all students details of these).

These sessions are open to all who have learned Vedic Meditation or TM.

Don’t forget to show us where you’re meditating this evening #MeMeditating
'I just wanted to say a big thank you for the support that you are continuing to provide even during such a difficult time. I've been feeling pretty anxious but meditation has been a great anchor to hold onto and is providing a lot of much-needed comfort.'
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Thanks to everyone whose been tuning into our online group meditations, webinars and workshops in recent weeks. It's been wonderful to connect remotely with our students and help them use this time to refine and deepen their meditation practice.
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LAST CALL for today's online Rounding workshop at 3pm (see previous post for details). We hope you can join us!
According to Ayurveda, the ancient science of natural health, the core principle of living well is to stay in balance. When things heat up outside, we must find ways to cool down – mentally, emotionally and physically. Small adjustments to your usual routine can make a big difference, so here are a couple of Jillian's recommendations.
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💦 Exercise with a splash

If you’re working out, do it at the time of the day when nature is most cool. Early morning is best - second best is early evening. Going for a run in the middle of the day when the sun is at its strongest is going to aggravate Pitta. Light exercise is recommended such as yoga, tai chi, walking and best of all, swimming.
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🤸‍♀️Make time to play

Balance the intensity of the heat with less intensity in your work (if possible). When Pitta is out of balance we tend to be driven, demanding, impatient and we overdo it. That in turn creates more imbalance. So build time into your day for fun.
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🧘🏽‍♀️Turn down the temperature of the mind

As is the mind, so is the body. The most powerful way to calm down the mind and body is to make time for twice-daily meditation. Listening to some beautiful music, walking in nature or practising some conscious breathing will also soothe your soul. #Jillianstoptips
"I'd been meditating off and on for my whole life but felt ready to commit to a more disciplined practice, and Vedic meditation seemed like the answer.  Since learning to meditate, I feel more decisive and have greater clarity about my purpose. And I have greater access to letting things go and letting in greater amounts of joy and connection."
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Some beautiful words from our student, Michelle, who's been meditating for 5 months.
'Meditation creates a natural, endogenous response in your physiology, so rather than ‘fight-or-flight’, it activates the biochemistry of ‘stay-in-play’. Dopamine and serotonin are released, - the opposite of the cortisol and epinephrine produced by your adrenal glands.'
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This week Jillian talked to @formnutrition about the science behind Vedic Meditation and its ability to reconnect us to the present moment, particularly in times of uncertainty. She also suggested some first steps non-meditators can take to alleviate stress until the time comes when they can attend a meditation course in-person. Have a read ~ link in bio.

#vedicmeditation #learntomeditate #meditation #mentalhealth #stress #lockdown #scienceofmeditation
Today is #WorldMeditationDay

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful community of meditators around the world. Thank you for enabling us to preserve and share this ancient knowledge. Jai Guru Dev.

#VedicMeditation
#MeMeditating